Posted by Susan Kowalski on Jul 30, 2018
Today our new 2018/2019 District Governor Paul Sincock and his wife Traci were with us for their official visit. 
 
Today we gathered to welcome our new District Governor Paul Sincock and his wife Traci, and to hear his goals and plans for the upcoming year.  Paul's District theme for the year is "Pursue the Dream" which fits nicely with Rotary International's theme of "Be The Inspiration".  We all look forward the being an inspiration to the world as we pursue the dream of Rotary.  Paul's dream for our Rotary District 6400 this year includes a list of ten goals:
  • 100% club participation in World Polio Day which is October 24, 2018.
  • Every Rotarian Every Year - that every Rotarian in the District contribute to the Rotary International Foundation.
  • Focus on Youth - That the clubs in the District sponsor a total of at least 12 inbound and 12 outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students and assist in Rotaract and Interact Clubs.
  • Rotary Passport - The passport program this year will require participating clubs to sponsor a youth activity to qualify.
  • Rotary Alumni - The goal is to have every club reconnect with five Rotary scholarship winners or exchange students and to re-introduce them to Rotary.  What was the return on investment?
  • To have 100% of District clubs participate in the District Governor Golf Outing on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
  • District Convention - All members are encouraged to attend the District Convention on May 10 - 12, 2019, in Windsor.  Register online at http://rotary6400.org/?s=district+conference+registration
  • That all clubs will have a vision plan that is less than five years old.
  • Foundation Grants - That all clubs will make use of the Rotary International Foundation grants.
  • That every club embark on at least one new way to promote Rotary and Rotary Youth Exchange.  And that every club use social media.
After Paul outlined his goals and plans for us, the Club presented him and Traci with a gift basket, and he presented President Sue with two pair of "Pursue the Dream" socks.  Paul enjoys sporting his special Rotary gear such as tie and socks, and Sue will enjoy sporting her new socks throughout the year.
 
We were graced by the presence of several special guests today in addition to DG Paul and Traci:  Assistant Governor Russ Jones, District Governor Nominee Noel Jackson, visitor Nate Houghton, and PDG Ed Schulz.
 
While we gathered during lunch, member Abe Vinitski updated us on our projects with the Township.  The hydration stations have been started and will be finished by September.  One is located near the Clock Plaza and the other is located near the volleyball court in Heritage Park.  The benches have now been ordered to go next to the two Free Little Libraries, and the trees will be planted this fall in Heritage Park.  Thanks for the update Abe.
 
We enjoyed pizza today and some great fellowship during lunch.